South Shore: Bridgewater-Raynham fight over school heads to court

It could soon be Bridgewater vs. Raynham in a lawsuit, as the regional school district partners fight over an old school building.

At issue is the 50-year-old former regional high school on Mount Prospect St in Bridgewater.

It was replaced by a new building several years ago, and Bridgewater converted the old building to a middle school for the town.

Raynham officials have wanted the other town to buy out its interest in the building, since Raynham students don’t attend classes there.

Bridgewater has balked at that and after negotiations broke off in January, Raynham is now taking the matter to court.

Bridgewater’s assessors say the former high school property is now valued at $23.1 million.

A potential buyout payment to Raynham for the old high school was set at approximately $7-million.

Bridgewater officials say the amount should be calculated on what the school cost to build originally.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.